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volsella (vuls-) or volsilla, ae, f., a kind of pincers for pulling out hairs, tweezers.
- I. Lit., Plaut. Curc. 4, 4, 21; Mart. 9, 28, 5.
As a surgical instrument, forceps, Cels. 7, 12, 1; 6, 18, 3.
- II. Transf.: pugnare volsellis, non gladio, i. e. so as to do but little damage, Varr. L. L. 9, § 33 Müll.